Installing new plumbing fixtures can add a nice fresh look to older outdated homes. It also is a lot cheaper then doing a complete remodel. Many customers will attempt to install the plumbing fixtures on there own. Instead of having the extra expense of hiring a plumber. So when installing these fixtures what is the best way to install without scratching or breaking?
- Toilet: When installing a toilet basic tools such as channel locks, crescent wrench and screwdriver are a few tools that you will need. When mounting the tank to bowl do not over tighten. This can break the porcelain. The same goes when tightening the toilet to the floor. Snug the toilet to the floor until it is stable to the floor. To tight can damage toilet and plumbing. Then grout toilet base for extra stability. For best results allow grout to dry 24 hours before use.
- Faucets: When installing fancy faucets use proper tools. Tools needed are basin wrench, crescent wrench and spud wrench. Using proper tools will prevent scratching. Spud and strap wrench will allow you to hold on to faucet with out damaging Finnish. Basin wrench will allow you to tighten hard to reach nuts under the sink.
Make sure if you are attempting to install plumbing fixtures you follow manufactures instructions. Failure to do so can void warranty. If you are not very handy sometimes its money well spent hiring a professional plumber. This can not only save you time and aggravation it can also save money in the long run if something gets damaged. If you need plumbing help call Drain Genie Plumbing Services in Orlando 407-490-1230 or Sanford 407-393-0718.
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